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Medical Electronics Design
Quarterly Report
November 2012
Embedded APUs Advance the World of Diagnostic Imaging
Medical diagnostic imaging procedures are based on sophisticated image processing and visualization technology, which requires high computational power. New APU systems with integrated graphics enable fast and compact solutions. (more)
Breathe new life into your medical interface designs. NXP's proven interface products enable system designers to add features with minimal modifications. And within our portfolio you'll find LCD displays and touch interfaces, system connectivity bridges & UARTs, display and storage interfaces and system peripherals and I2C-bus enablers.
Microchip Expands Low-Power Op Amps Into Higher Voltages With Three New 12V Families; Enables Wider Signal Input Range
High-End 3rd Gen. Intel® Core™ Mini ITX with Q77 chipset, Rich I/O and HDMI – MANO871
TI delivers first ultrasonic analog front end with digital demodulator in full production
SYSGO's certified PikeOS supports Xilinx's Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
VersaLogic launches new family of embedded computers
Molex Adds Innovative Products To its MediSpec™ Portfolio Demonstrating Commitment to Global Medical Electronics
"MicroFlix"…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
AMD Introduces New Low-Power AMD Embedded G-Series APU and Extends Platform Availability through 2017
Plessey develops sensor solution to monitor driver fatigue
Digital Health and Fitness Technology Expands by Nearly 25 percent at 2013 International CES
Logic Supply Continues Global Expansion With Latin America Launch
The Microwave Tube Market is Still Strong at Nearly $1B for 2012 as GaN Continues to be an Outside Threat, Says ABI Research
Dates and Venue Announced for 2013 Multicore Developers Conference
Plessey to launch ECG monitor at Electronica
Create Next-Generation Medical Devices with Microchip Technology Microchip has industry-leading components backed by world-class design support for your medical device designs. You can add next-generation capabilities such as touch-screen capacitive sensing, longer battery life, wireless connectivity, and lower your overall system cost.
High-End 3rd Gen. Intel® Core™ Mini ITX with Q77 chipset, Rich I/O and HDMI - MANO871
Axiomtek announces its newest MANO871 Mini iTX motherboard based on the Intel® Q77 Express chipset. This industrial-grade motherboard is integrated with the Intel® HD 2000/3000/4000 Graphics with DX11 support for powerful graphic processing and dual display capability through HDMI, DVI-I and LVDS interfaces - ideal for high-end industrial applications in the medical field.
The Expanding Threat Landscape of Connected Medical Devices The medical device industry is in the earliest stages of addressing medical device security today, but developers should expect to see many changes over the next several years. (more)
Embedded APUs Advance the World of Diagnostic Imaging Medical diagnostic imaging procedures are based on sophisticated image processing and visualization technology, which requires high computational power. New APU systems with integrated graphics enable fast and compact solutions. (more)
Growth of USB in Medical Devices USB is becoming the de-facto standard for wired connectivity in healthcare devices. (more)
Reducing the Power, Size and Cost of High-Performance Multicore Applications Programmable GPUs can be programmed and optimized to unlock the full potential of standard-ized processing hardware for the rapid development of next-generation multicore applications. High-performance (more)
Security Measures for Internet Enabled Medical Devices Increased reliance on intelligent devices and a growing number of threats require proactive security measures. Embedded devices, including Medical Instruments, is the fastest growing segment (more)
Medical Computing Platforms Enabling Digital Healthcare Over a Decade in the Medical Industry Advantech's medical computing portfolio includes hospital information systems; point-of-care terminals; diagnostic displays; hospital (more)
Healthcare Trends Drive Design Requirements Multicore offers opportunities for medical device manufacturers, but overall adoption is slow. VDC Analyst Jared Weiner Medical device requirements vary dramatically, (more)
Standards Vie for Mobile Medical Leadership Qseven modules running Windows or Linux applications on Intel Atom processors provide a proven and accessible path to market for mobile medical devices. Embedded computer manufacturers are placing their (more)
A New Category of Rugged, Fanless Power Supply New approach meets large-load requirements at high ambient temperatures for medical, clean room or outdoor signage applications. There is a category of application which has been poorly served by makers (more)
Improving Medical Device Software with Model-Based Design Model-based design addresses the growing challenges in medical device development by managing complexity, reducing design time and improving reliability. Software has been playing an ever-increasing (more)
MEMS Healthcare Applications Innovate Prevention and Treatment MEMS sensors are taking healthcare devices into the future, which is in turn bolstering MEMS market growth. (more)
MEMS Inertial Sensing: The Five Motion Senses Whether the need is for user-friendly features, minimizing power consumption, eliminating physical buttons and controls, compensating for gravity and position or more intelligent operation, MEMS-based inertial sensing offers an abundance of options to explore across all five motion senses. (more)
Bluetooth Low Energy: Changing Healthcare Ultra-low-power wireless technology drives innovative applications in the health and wellness market. (more)
Requirements Management Reduces Defects and Improves Quality Many medical device providers are being driven to improve their software development processes, and the advent of the IEC 62304 standard provides a suitable tool to help to achieve that. (more)
Techniques for Measuring ACLR Performance in LTE Transmitters Modern wireless service providers are continually pushing for more bandwidth to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services to more users. Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a next-generation cellular technology (more)
Context is Key as Augmented Reality Takes Off Sensor-based augmented reality and contextual awareness are already moving beyond the "cool" factor to drive new, high-utility applications in a wide range of applications. (more)
Make the Most of MCU Sleep Modes Predict how well an MCU will perform over its lifetime on a single battery charge, and make intelligent architecture choices. The advent of inexpensive, energy-efficient embedded processors and smart-object (more)
Technology to Help You Sleep Better at Night Heterogeneous multicore designs help reduce system cost, size and power consumption for real-time, high-performance systems worldwide. While people may not realize it, they interact with or depend (more)
Energy Harvesting Comes of Age for Wireless Sensor Networks Enabling technologies include cost-effective energy-harvesting devices, small and efficient energy-storage devices and single-chip, ultra-low-power wireless MCUs. As wireless sensor nodes become commonplace (more)
Embedded World
The embedded world Exhibition&Conference from 26–28 February 2013 gathers the embedded community in Nürnberg for the eleventh time. The world's biggest exhibition for embedded technologies is growing steadily. The embedded world Conference parallel to the exhibition again offers many presentations and an extensive programme of practical workshops. The electronic displays Conference presents the latest research findings and highly topical market developments for the international display experts. More than 1,000 university students are expected at the embedded STUDENT DAY.
Chip Design enters the Third Dimension How will stacked-die affect the IP supply chain? FinFet transistor structures will require new Spice models. But what else? …
ARM Vs. Intel, Phase Two ARM wants a piece of the data center, Intel wants a piece of the mobile market. How they get there will impact the entire semi industry. …
"MicroFlix"…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family? If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading → …
Keeping You Healthy and Fit: Digital Health and Fitness Expands at the 2013 International CES
Blog Post: New MSP430™ MCU Technical Documents!
RN-42 Class 2 Bluetooth Module (Microchip Technology Inc.)
CAPA830 Intel® Atom™ Cedar Trail 3.5" Embedded Computer (AXIOMTEK)
PICO822 Intel® Atom™ Queensbay Pico ITX Embedded Computer (AXIOMTEK)
Floodgate™ Embedded Firewall (Icon Labs)
Iconfidant SSH & SSL (Icon Labs)
MCP6N11 Instrumentation Amplifier Family (Microchip Technology Inc.)
PIC16F178X (Microchip Technology Inc.)
10.1" Ubiquitous Touch Computer - UTC-W101B (Advantech Corporation)
15.6" Ubiquitous Touch Computer - UTC-515 (Advantech Corporation)
17" Healthcare Infotainment Terminal - PIT-1703 (Advantech Corporation)
18.5" Healthcare Infotainment Terminal - HIT-W181/182 (Advantech Corporation)
21.5" Healthcare Infotainment Terminal - HIT-W221/W222 (Advantech Corporation)
Healthcare Box PC - HIT-BOX (Advantech Corporation)
POC-W181 (Advantech Corporation)
Point-of-Care Terminal - POC-W211 (Advantech Corporation)
Semiconductor Die and Specialized Packaging Solutions (Micross Components)
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Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
Ambulance crew with Intel wireless, ruggedized platforms
Nurse practitioner using Ultrabook
MCHP Tube Episode 6
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